And I pray for their health.
You can’t anticipate what life is going to throw your way. So I’ll do what I can to keep them healthy. Clean my house carefully during flu season, have them scrub their hands after school, stay up to date on doctor’s visits and vaccines. You don’t realize how important your health is until it’s gone. My prayers are to God to help watch over them. And for what we can’t avoid, that doctors, medicine and time will heal.
What I don’t need is for them to be an all-star athlete. I want them to have fun and feel camaraderie with their team.
I don’t need them to get straight A’s. They do need to try. I want them to give it everything they’ve got.
I don’t need them to be the most popular kid in school. In fact the pressure that goes along with popularity is great enough that it would be more gratifying to have a few good friends who actually care about them as people. Kids who help them make good decisions and whose parents
I trust to help guide their children in a similar way that I do. As I’ve grown older, I’ve seen friends come and go and realized how quality not quantity is important when it comes to people.
I don’t need them to like me every day. In fact, if I do my job correctly they’re going to not like me some of the time. I’m teaching them consequences for actions. I’m teaching nutrition, behavior, manners, and rules. I’m setting limits so they know where they are. Where they stand. Why they’re there. How to proceed.
I will help them to not get lost in all the rest. I’ll encourage passions and support where I can. But my prayer stays the same. For them to be safe, happy and healthy.
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